Tartan Plaid Sweater: Crochet Sweater Pattern

Tartan Plaid Sweater: Crochet Sweater Pattern

Create the look of tartan plaid with this intarsia crochet colorwork sweater pattern. Made from super bulky yarn, this sweater is the definition of cozy comfort and style. It’s true! You can look cute and be cozy at the same time.

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Construction

When designing this sweater, I wanted to make sure that used simple techniques to create a cozy statement sweater. It’s made from two panels that are sewn together, and then the sleeves are worked off of them. The colorwork on the front panel uses intarsia crochet, but don’t worry. This makes a great first time intarsia crochet pattern! The color changes are minimal, and you don’t have to juggle a lot of yarn. Plus, the result creates such a cool tartan plaid affect!

The Yarn

To make this sweater pattern, I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. If you’ve never used this yarn before, I highly recommend it! Wool Ease Thick and Quick is an acrylic wool blend that is a weight 6 super bulky yarn, and is the go to wool blend yarn for chunky crochet patterns. It has one of the best color selections of super bulky yarn, and it is so nice to work with!

To make the sweater I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Yarn Weight 6 Wool Ease Thick and Quick) in five colors:

  • Succulent (MC)
  • Barley (CC1)
  • Oatmeal (CC2)
  • Spice (CC3)
  • Deep Lagoon (CC4)

To make the sweater, here is the approximate yarn yardage for all 9 sizes:

  • Succulent: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins (424 (424, 424, 531, 531, 531, 638, 638, 638)
  • Barley: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein (107 (107, 107, 107, 214, 214, 214, 214, 214) yds)
  • Oatmeal: 1 skein (107 yds)
  • Spice: 1 skein (107 yds)
  • Deep Lagoon: 1 skein (107 yds)

Get it as a Lion Brand Kit!

If you want to get the yarn and pattern all together, you can get this pattern as a kit on the Lion Brand website! When you buy the kit, you get the digital pdf pattern with all 9 sizes, and then can choose your own colors to customize this sweater to whatever you’d like. There are so many great colors of Wool Ease Thick and Quick that you can’t go wrong! I’d love to see a fall or spring colored version of this sweater! You can get your kit by clicking the button below.

Sizing

This crochet sweater pattern comes in sizes XS-5XL, and includes some positive ease to make the sweater have an oversized fit. Here are the finished measurements of the bust size and length when following the proper gauge for the pattern:

Finished Bust Measurements:
34 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
86 (91, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 163) cm

Finished Length Measurements:
22 (23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 25)”
56 (58, 58, 61, 61, 64, 64, 64, 64) cm

Gauge: 4” x 4” square = 7 dc x 4 rows

Hook: 9mm

Finished Bust Measurements:

  • 34 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
  • 86 (91, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 163) cm

Finished Length Measurements:

  • 22 (23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 25)”
  • 56 (58, 58, 61, 61, 64, 64, 64, 64) cm

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain 
  • st(s) = stitch(es) 
  • dc = double crochet 
  • fpdc = front post double crochet 
  • bpdc = back post double crochet 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

Yarn:

  • Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Weight 6 Super Bulky) in 4 colors:
    • Succulent (MC)
    • Barley (CC1)
    • Oatmeal (CC2)
    • Spice (CC3) 
    • Deep Lagoon (CC4)

Approximate Yarn Yardage:

  • Succulent: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins
  • Barley: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein
  • Oatmeal: 1 skein
  • Spice: 1 skein
  • Deep Lagoon: 1 skein

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology,
  • This pattern is made in two panels that are seamed together, and then the sleeves are worked off of them.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • This pattern uses Intarsia crochet for the color work. You’ll join a bobbin of yarn at the point where the color work begins, and not carry it throughout the pattern.
  • In the pattern if there is an x instead of a stitch number, that indicates that the size that would normally have a stitch number there does not have that stitch. For example, dc x (2) means that the first size listed does not do a dc and the second size will dc 2.
  • Color changes are indicated by the new color in parentheses followed by the number of dc you do. For example: (MC) dc 2, (CC1) dc 3

Tartan Plaid Sweater Pattern

This pattern is now available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! The pdf pattern comes with all 9 sizes.

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